Biffa has launched a new food waste collection service for SMEs in the food service sector.
Small businesses in 22 designated areas of the UK can have their food waste collected by arrangement at a cost of £7 or more.
Part of the drive for new business is food waste legislation in Scotland, which Biffa believes could to be replicated across the rest of the UK.
Businesses in Scotland producing more than 50kg of food waste a week are required to present it for separate collection. From 1 January 2016, legislation will also cover those producing more than 5kg of food waste a week.
Dave Wakelam, industrial and commercial business director at Biffa, said: “With stringent legislation already in place on food waste in Scotland, and the rest of the UK expected to follow suit, our service can help businesses to comply with the current regulations and prepare for further upcoming changes.
“Disposing of food waste responsibly is becoming increasingly important as landfill diversion becomes the focus of waste management.”